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Brazil’s Dual Legacy of Slavery and the Monarchy

What do most Americans know of Brazil? Hardly more than the samba, the homeland ...

Descendants of Escaped Slaves Clash with Navy in Brazil over Land

After decades of black resistance and at least five years of legal dispute, the ...

World Cup and Olympics: Just Another Example of Brazil’s Perverted Generosity

Brazilian history begins with a gesture of inverted generosity: civilizing the native population, exploiting ...

UN Calls for an End to Slavery in Brazil

An United Nations independent human rights expert has called Brazil to strengthen efforts to ...

121 Years After Abolition Brazil Is Still a Slave-ocratic Country

At a ceremony held at the Brazilian Academy of Letters (ABL), Marcos Vinicios Vilaça ...

No Water, No Toilet, US$ 6 a Day: The Life of a Brazilian Sugarcane Cutter

The mobile group of inspectors from Brazil’s Ministry of Labor and Employment (Ministério do ...

So Rich Brazil, So Many Poor Brazilians!

A few days ago, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book Lula of Brazil: The ...

Up to Half a Million Kids Exploited for Prostitution in Brazil

Brazil is among the 50 nations that  are part of the second tier of ...

Brazil’s Congress and the Joy of Treading Mud While Staying in Place

In these weeks leading up to the 120th anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery ...